This past weekend, the NPR radio program “This America Life” highlighted a contentious immigration debate in tiny Homer, Alaska, (pop. 5631) a town with no recent immigrants, and very small chance of any in the future.
This week RCFC hears from an attorney ‘in the trenches’, when our own Dr. Henry Weisser introduces Robert McCormick, an experienced criminal defense lawyer for cases that have immigration consequences.  McCormick will share actual case experience to discuss the nature of immigration, the challenges and potential solutions.  
Robert Stuart McCormick was born in Durango, and graduated from CU before obtaining his J.D. from Texas Tech and finishing at the University of Denver Law School.   He is a decorated Viet Nam veteran, having served with the Navy’s riverine forces in the Mekong Delta, which has also been known as the ‘brown water Navy.”  He was in the Navy from 1969-72.
He has practiced in the fields of oil, gas and water law, white collar crime, criminal defense and asylum cases.  He is married with one adult child.
As a reminder, the RI and RCFC Constitution contain the following:
Article 13  Community, National, and International Affairs
Section 1 — Proper Subjects. The merits of any public question involving the general welfare of the community, the nation, and the world are of concern to the members of this club and shall be proper subjects of fair and informed study and discussion at a club meeting for the enlightenment of its members in forming their individual opinions.  However, this club shall not express an opinion on any pending controversial public measure.
Section 3 — Non-Political.
(a)     Resolutions and Opinions. This club shall neither adopt nor circulate resolutions or opinions, and shall not take action dealing with world affairs or international policies of a political nature.
(b)     Appeals. This club shall not direct appeals to clubs, peoples, or governments, or circulate letters, speeches, or proposed plans for the solution of specific international problems of a political nature.